The Air Force Falcons play the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Air Force completed its regular season 11-17 overall and 4-13 in MWC play. The Falcons defeated the San Jose State Spartans in the final game of the regular season 58-54 last Tuesday, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
A.J. Walker is the leading scorer for Air Force with an average of 14.6 points per game, while Ethan Taylor is the leading rebounder and the leader in assists with averages of 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Air Force has only two players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 59.1 points per game. The Falcons are shooting 43.6% overall and 33.6% from 3-point territory.
Utah State completed its regular season 17-14 overall and 8-10 in MWC play. The Aggies defeated the San Jose State Spartans 75-52 in the final game of the regular season last Friday. Justin Bean was the leading scorer with 18 points. Utah State won two of its last three but struggled the final month, losing five of the last seven.
Justin Bean is leading Utah State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, while Rylan Jones is the leader in assists with an average of 4.6 assists per game. Brandon Horvath is the second-leading scorer with an average of 13.6 points per game and one of two players for Utah State averaging double-figures in scoring. As a team, the Aggies are scoring an average of 73.9 points per game.